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How do scientists assess the impact of human actions on extreme weather events?

Scientists try to assess the impact of human activity on the occurrence and severity of extreme weather events Image: Unsplash/Chris Gallagher

Dr Geert Jan van Oldenborgh

Senior Researcher, The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)

Dr Karin van der Wiel

Senior Researcher, The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)

Dr Sarah Kew

Researcher, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)

Dr Sjoukje Philip

Researcher, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)

Dr Friederike Otto

Acting Director, Environmental Change Institute

Prof Maarten van Aalst

Director of the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre and a professor in the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, Red Cross and University of Twente

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